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Teacher Appraisal in Australia. Role of Australian Government in school education States and territories have responsibility for delivery of education.

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1 Teacher Appraisal in Australia

2 Role of Australian Government in school education States and territories have responsibility for delivery of education The Australian Government contributes significant funding and takes on a leadership and coordination role in policy development.

3 National Plan for School Improvement Five areas of reform: Quality teaching Quality learning Empowered school leadership Meeting student need Transparency and accountability

4 The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) AITSL provides leadership in promoting excellence in the teaching profession. AITSL has developed: – The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers – The Australian Professional Standard for Principals – The Teacher Performance and Development Framework – Nationally consistent teacher registration – Certification of Highly Accomplished and Lead teachers

5 The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers The Standards: are a public statement of what constitutes teacher quality make explicit the elements of high-quality teaching in 21st-century schools make clear the knowledge, practice and professional engagement required across teachers' careers contribute to the professionalisation of teaching and raise the status of the profession.

6 The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (continued) The four professional career stages of the Standards:

7 Teacher Performance and Development Framework The Framework will help to build a culture of teacher quality, feedback and growth. It will improve teacher effectiveness and consequently student outcomes. It will ensure all teachers have access to effective, continuous and constructive feedback throughout their careers.

8 Importance of teacher performance and development Quality of teaching Improvement in student outcomes Better appraisal and feedback Targeted development

9 Performance and Development Cycle

10 The Framework animation Click image to play

11 Teacher Certification Teachers can be certified at the Highly Accomplished and Lead levels of the Standards. Certification is voluntary and involves: – Initial self-assessment; – Submission of evidence, including a written statement addressing the standards; and – Classroom observation. Certification is managed by each state or territory teacher regulatory body.

12 The Certification process

13 Certification offers opportunity for: professional growth national recognition and portability enhancing collaboration within and across schools career progression while remaining in the classroom improving practice in order to improve outcomes for students

14 Certification (continued) Under the Rewards for Great Teachers initiative, teachers certified at the Highly Accomplished or Lead levels will receive a one-off bonus payment.

15 Where to find out more National Plan for School Improvement: Teacher Standards, Teacher Performance and Development Framework and Certification: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations:

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